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Join us for an International Men's Day event to discuss how we can support involved fatherhood to advance gender equality.

In recent years, the concept of fatherhood and how society perceives fathers has undergone a transformation.

While women bore the brunt of caring responsibilities during the pandemic, there was also a surge in the amount of time that fathers were spending with their children, with the Office for National Statistics finding there was a 58% increase in childcare undertaken by men during the first lockdown.

But this is just one part of a broader, long-term shift towards fathers becoming increasingly empowered to take on more active roles in their children’s lives – yet concerns linger around the affordability of and access to adequate parental leave and flexible working.

Join the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership for an International Men’s Day event to discuss how we can support involved fatherhood and what structural changes are necessary to benefit all parents and advance gender equality.


  • Rosie Campbell, Director, the Global Institute for Women's Leadership at King's College London and Professor of Politics (Chair)
  • Marvyn Harrison, Author, Business Leader and Founder of Dope Black Dads
  • Simon Kelleher, Head of Policy and Influencing, Working Families
  • James Millar, Journalist, Commentator and Co-author of Dad's Don't Babysit: Towards Equal Parenting
  • Nitesh Prakash, Partner, Bain & Company

At this event

Rosie Campbell

Director of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership

Event details

The Great Hall, Strand Campus
King's Building
Strand Campus, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS